During the COVID-19 crisis, Kinneret has begun family “Fireside Chats.” They are an opportunity for parents and children to check-in, catch up and learn together as well. Topics have included, “Lessons from a Jewish Hero on Isolation” and “2020: Feeling Like a Stranger at Your Own Seder.”
RYNJ continues to move forward with distance learning, yet is still mindful of the workload of parents. The school recognizes that balancing home and school—all at home—can be challenging. RYNJ developed the structured daily schedule and started The RYNJ Daily email in order to partner with parents and to support
WDS has been maintaining a strong online presence and educators have been facilitating online Zoom classes. Thank you to the educators for their hard work in teaching students. A temporary website was launched with helpful links, resources, and Zoom recordings to help parents and students stay up to date. WDS
It was another great week of learning and fun activities at MTA! Highlights included freshmen in Rabbi Kahn’s shiur had the incredible opportunity to hear divrei Torah from MTA alumni Zeve Kornwasser (‘18), brother of Noam Kornwasser (‘23), Hami Alexander (‘13), brother of Moshe Alexander (‘23) and Ari
On March 3, Westchester Torah Academy closed its doors for an indefinite period of time due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Westchester County. Realizing the immediate need for a virtual learning option once students and staff were quarantined, Principal Deganit Ronen, Assistant Principal Nellie Harris and their
MTA launched virtual learning sessions, beginning on Wednesday, March 11, enabling talmidim to participate in daily interactive and engaging virtual learning sessions with their rebbeim and teachers. Highlights from these sessions include a Maseches Makkos trivia game in Rabbi Konigsberg’s shiur, exploring the
The fifth grade chairs went on strike this week. Their occupants wrote persuasive letters trying to convince the chairs to return to their normal functions. As a result, the fifth graders had no choice but to find other means of completing work in a comfortable position.
On the first of every Hebrew month, on Rosh Chodesh, the fifth and sixth grade girls at Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy invite their mothers to join them for Shacharit. The girls lead prayers with their mother’s joining in, and then the entire group engages in a meaningful conversation that creates a spiritual connection between
Since going virtual over two week ago, Westchester Torah Academy’s planned events have not been interrupted! Everything from a Virtual Bar Mitzvah, with leining and brachot from classmates, to a “Very Virtual Purim” community tefillah and Megilla reading—Zoom has allowed the community to stay connected and
Like so many other schools in Connecticut and across the country, Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford took heed of the advice of health care officials and, with the health and well-being of its students, staff, and all their families in mind, closed it’s campus on March 11.
But that did not
STEM Day at WDS this week was truly an extraordinary event. From the planning stages to it’s final execution, Mr. Kogut and Ms. Shapiro did an amazing job creating and facilitating the school-wide event, leaving both students and teachers truly captivated. The goal for each team was to build a bridge that could